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" For Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nay they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. "
The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author - Página 209
por John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
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Language Machines: Technologies of Literary and Cultural Production

Jeffrey Masten, Peter Stallybrass, Nancy J. Vickers - 1997 - 275 páginas
...how Bookes demeane themtelves as well as men; and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do tharpest justice on them as malefactors: For Books are not absolutely dead things, but due contain a potencle of life in them to be as active as that soule was whote progeny they are; nay...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 páginas
...trip about him at command. 7456 'Arcades' Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie. 7457 Areopagitica 1 Pericles This world to me is but a ceaseless storm...10442 Richard II The purest treasure mortal times aff 7458 Areopagitica As good almost kill a man as kill a good book: who kills a man kills a reasonable...
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Is There a Meaning in This Text?: The Bible, the Reader, and the Morality of ...

Kevin J. Vanhoozer - 2009 - 512 páginas
...interaction. H. Richard Niebuhr2 He that owneth his words and actions, is the Author. Thomas Hobbes5 Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...potency of life in them to be as active as that soul whose progeny they are. . . . As good kill a man as kill a good book: who kills a man kills a reasonable...
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Electric Language: A Philosophical Study of Word Processing

Michael Heim - 1999 - 309 páginas
...Omar Khnyyam. trans. Edward FitzGerald Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay. they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of thai living intellect that bred Ihem —...
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Speaking Into the Air: A History of the Idea of Communication

John Durham Peters - 1999 - 293 páginas
...any possibility of interaction. Socrates would perhaps agree with John Milton, with a shiver, that "books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them."" Here the Phaedrus foreshadows the blossoming of a wide array of discourses in the second half of the...
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Daniel Deronda

George Eliot - 1909
...unborn, and who though dead was yet to speak with him in those written memorials which, says Milton, " contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul whose progeny they are," he seemed to himself to be touching the electric chain of his own ancestry...
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Romantic Poets and the Culture of Posterity

Andrew Bennett - 1999
...said to amount to a belated transformation of Milton's argument in Areopagitica, that 'books . . . contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul whose progeny they are', that they 'preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that...
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Liberty: Its Meaning and Scope

Mordecai Roshwald - 2000 - 204 páginas
...characteristically lofty language by John Milton in his defense of liberty from censorship of the printed word: "For Books are not absolutely dead things, but do...that soul was whose progeny they are; nay they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them."...
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A Short History of Europe, 1600-1815: Search for a Reasonable World

Lisa Rosner, Professor Lisa Rosner, John Theibault - 2000 - 450 páginas
...Church and Commonwealth, to have a vigilant eye how Books demean themselves, as well as men. . . . For Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...as active as that soul was whose progeny they are — And yet on the other hand unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a man as kill a good book;...
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The Constitutional Protection of Freedom of Expression

Richard Moon - 2000 - 312 páginas
...interference from the state. Milton 1927, 4-5, regarded the printed word as the expression of reason: '[B]ooks are not absolutely dead things, but do contain...potency of life in them to be as active as that soul whose progeny they are; nay they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that...
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